Marshall Football Postgame Notes
Marshall 27, Florida Atlantic 21
Marshall game captains for Florida Atlantic, as selected by Doc Holliday and staff, were running wide receiver Deon-Tay McManus, offensive lineman Michael Selby, cornerback Rodney Allen and defensive lineman Gary Thompson.
Herd tight end Ryan Yurachek extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 24.
Sophomore running back Keion Davis had his longest rushing play of the season on a 30-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The touchdown was Davis’ third of the season, which is a single-season best for him (he had two as a freshman last season).
Marshall sophomore receiver Donquell “Gator” Green’s 8-yard reception in the first quarter moved the chains for the Herd. It was also Green’s longest reception of his collegiate career.
Sophomore receiver Nick Mathews hauled in an 18-yard reception in the second quarter, the longest catch of his collegiate career. It was Mathews’ first reception of the season and the fifth of his career.
A couple of firsts on turnovers: Blake Keller, a junior defensive end, recovered his first fumble at Marshall after teammate Rodney Allen stripped FAU running back Gregory Howell in the second quarter. Later in the second quarter, MU freshman cornerback Chris Jackson intercepted FAU’s Jason Driskell for his first collegiate pick.
The Herd’s top two tacklers against FAU set career highs in that category: C.J. Reavis, whose season best was seven tackles finished with 15, and Chase Hancock, who twice recorded eight tackles earlier this season.
Junior kicker Amoreto Curraj twice set his personal career long for field goals. He connected on a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter, which broke his personal-best of 29 yards, and then he booted a 39-yarder through in the third quarter to again establish a new career long.
Marshall senior receiver Josh Knight recorded his second 100-yard game of the season with nine catches for 129 yards (he also had seven catches for 118 yards against Akron on Sept. 17). He entered this season with 57 career receiving yards.
Herd QB Chase Litton went over 300 yards passing for the third time this season and the fifth time in his career.